What Happens to Your Eyes as You Age? (Timeline)

This is a little infographic showing what happens to our vision as we age. As you age, vision skills develop and degenerate along with other body parts. For instance, your eyesight may function differently than it did in your 20s or 30s the moment you reach the age of 60 or 70.
While these changes are normal, offer few risks, and can still be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts, or surgery, other changes in vision could be a symptom of a serious eye disease.
 
Be it age or a severe vision problem, poor eyesight can interfere with everyday activities. Thus, it is important to get your eyes checked regularly to detect and treat vision difficulties. Likewise, knowing how vision skills develop and degenerate can also increase awareness on how to care for your eyes as you age.
Beginning in the early to mid-40s, many adults may start to have problems seeing clearly at close distances, especially when reading and working on the computer. This is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. This normal change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time.
Initially, you may need to hold reading materials farther away to see them clearly. Or you may need to remove your glasses to see better up close. Print in the newspaper or on a restaurant menu may appear blurred, especially under dim lighting.
If you already wear prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly in the distance, these changes in your near vision can be corrected by switching to bifocal or multifocal lenses. Fortunately, people with presbyopia now have many options to improve their vision.
Your Eyes as You Age
 
Here’s a timeline of how visual perception change as an individual grows.

Source: https://www.feelgoodcontacts.com/blog/what-happens-to-your-eyes-as-you-age-timeline
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